... or any other problems that can come up from the use of these patches, if I really do not need to use them,only as a precaution?
Nitro patches can cause headaches in some people due to the dilation of blood vessels, also can cause dizziness, weakness, tachycardia (fast heart rate), flushing and palpitations. Can also cause nausea and vomiting. If you are sensitive to adhesive or the medication on your skin it can cause a rash/contact dermatitis It can reduce your blood pressure and may cause you to become dizzy when you stand from a sitting position quickly. Make sure when you stand up that you rise slowly and wait a few moments before you take off walking to make sure you dont get lightheaded and fall. Do not drink alcohol while using this medication. Make sure you apply to a non-hairy site on the trunk or upper arms or upper legs/thighs. Be careful not to touch the patch with your fingers and take care that the patch does not adhere to another person, for instance, if you hug someone be sure the patch doesnt come loose from you and stick to them, especially children. Keep out of the reach of children. Kids are drawn to the patches oftentimes because they like stickers and fake tattoos. Make sure they know it is medicine and not to touch-keep well out of their reach. When you stop using patches dont stop abruptly You must taper the dose. Stopping abruptly can cause spasm of the coronary arteries. Make sure you dispose of them properly. It is advised to turn the patch in on itself to stick together so all sticky surfaces are inside. Do this by folding in half with the sticky sides in toward each other allowing them to stick together. This needs to be done because enough medicine remains in the used patch to be dangerous to children and pets.
Hi; Yes at least to me I have the following side effects: Left arm numb an chill to the fingers. Faint feeling . Chest pains LFirst Very low Hart palpitations and then High blood pressure and fast Heart beep , I Have to go to the hospital for a Day. Plese read the side effects for the nitro before using it By other hand I have to add that i was using the patch for a year with out any problems , sudently that condition change from one day to the other, Plus you need to check if its is compatible with your other medicines. Aerch40
- Nitroglycerin Information for Consumers
- Nitroglycerin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nitroglycerin (detailed)
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